OS X What is the simpilest way to play a windows gameo on my mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by GKDAIR, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. GKDAIR macrumors regular

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    Knights of the Old Republic 2


    All I want to do is play this on my Macbook Air. I have the actual game, back when I had a windows machine. Now I don't have one, nobody in my family does.

    All I want to do is play this on my mac, but I can't figure out how. I don't want to install windows on this computer, and I don't want to buy expensive software just to play this one game, as this one game would literally be the only thing I would use this for.
     
  2. MGregory666 macrumors newbie

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/support/bootcamp/

    You can create a small boot camp partition within OS X. Above is a link direct from Apple on how to do this. Be aware that you are going to need a Windows OS disk and a licence to activate it. I would suggest using Windows 7 as the driver support is much better than XP Home or Pro.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    not buying Windows... and simple... do not really go together very well for running Windows software on not-Windows.

    THe game you want to run though isn't too hard though. For free you can use Wineskin. It will take a slight bit of learning, but I've played through Kotor1 and 2 just fine with it.

    For a low cost you can buy Crossover... which also uses Wine to run Windows software, but its made to be very user friendly.
     
  4. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Be careful if you follow the Crossover route, I purchased this sometime back and never ever managed to get one game working under it.
     
  5. GKDAIR thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I understand it wouldn't be simple, but all I needed was this one game.


    I really have no idea how to use wineskin or anything, and honestly after googling it I think I will just buy it for the Xbox, I wanted to play it on PC since I already have the game, but I don't want to go through all that hassle just to play one game.
     
  6. MGregory666 macrumors newbie

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    No problems dude, I know how you feel. You just want it to be hassle free. Send it as a suggestion to Aspyr or Feral as it is a classic game.
     
  7. GKDAIR thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it's not even about the hassle really, if I needed a bigger reason to use windows or had more apps that I HAD to use that were only on Windows I would do it, but I'm not going to bother with just one game, besides it may have all kinds of compatibility issues and stuff.

    I can get it on Xbox for like 25 bucks. Thanks for all the help though.
     

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